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Holiday Cooking in the South

I can’t believe Thanksgiving already ended. It’s crazy how it just came and went in a flash. I intended on writing an article last week, but I got with everything – mainly cooking and eating delicious food. How was your Thanksgiving? Mine was wonderful!

I can’t believe Christmas is just right around the corner. I am very excited! It’s one of my favorite holidays. I can’t wait to share some yummy recipes with you over the next few weeks.

Do you have any of your favorite dishes or desserts you would like to share?

Now onto the recipe

The weather in Texas during the fall and winter months can be funny and strange. If you have ever lived or visited the state of Texas, then you’ll understand. If not then let me explain the craziness of the weather. On some days it will be hot (the high 80’s) and it will be like that for most of the day. Then there are other days where it’s super cold in the mornings, but throughout the week/day, it gradually will get warmer. Oh, it hardly ever snows here.

So, I admit that it sometimes can be hard to be inspired to cook soups, stew, and chili while living in Texas or pretty much anywhere in the South. I forgot what day it was last week, but the weather was hot for the most of the day, later that evening it was going to be chilly. So that inspired me to cook this Buffalo Chicken Chili.

This recipe is so simple and has only a few ingredients in this slow cooker dinner. Creamy and spicy all in one! It will certainly warm you and family up on a chilly night.

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili

Ingredients

1 1/2 lbs boneless chicken breasts

2 14.5 oz can great northern beans

1 14.5 oz can fire roasted tomatoes with juice

2 C chicken broth

1/4 – 1/2 C Frank’s red hot buffalo wing sauce

½ tsp onion powder

½ tsp garlic powder

¼ tsp salt

8 oz cream cheese

Optional

Blue cheese crumbles

celery slices

Directions

1. Add the chicken, beans, tomatoes with their juice, chicken broth, 1/4 cup buffalo wing sauce, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt into a 6-quart crockpot.

2. Cover and cook on low for six hours. Cut the cream cheese into small cubes and stir into the slow cooker. Remove the chicken to a cutting board and shred with two forks. Return chicken to the slow cooker.

3. When the cream cheese is melted ladle into bowls and serve. Top with blue cheese crumbles and serve with celery slices if desired. Enjoy! 🙂

Source The Girl Who Ate Everything

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Throw in, Turn on, leave and yum!

Yesterday I had somewhat of a busy day and was not home for the majority of the time. However, I thankfully was up early to prepare this Mexican Cream Cheese Crockpot Chicken. Here’s what my day consisted of after I threw all of the ingredients into my Crockpot. I spent the mid-morning and afternoon with my sister (Caylee). She and I went to get coffee at Starbucks and then we shopped at the mall for a few hours. We too had to stop by HEB because I had to purchase a few ingredients for this dish. It was a lot of fun!

Then later that evening I volunteered for the special needs ministry at my church. Volunteering for the special needs ministry is my biggest highlight of my week because I not only enjoy playing with the kiddos but I too love seeing the smiles on their faces. They are adorable!

Now onto the recipe!

This recipe would make an excellent companion for any crazy busy person!

Seriously.

You toss everything into your Crock-Pot in the morning and when you come home you shred the chicken, add the cream cheese and serve it on tortillas or over rice. Of course, that’s accurate of several slow cooker recipes. But the excellent thing about this one, and what separates it from many others, is that everyone will LOVE it. My favorite thing about this dish is that it’s extremely creamy and full of flavor.

Mexican Cream Cheese Crockpot Chicken

Ingredients

4 Chicken Breast Halves, Boneless and Skinless
1 (15 Ounce) Can Black Beans Goya
1 (10 Ounce) Can Rotel
1 (6 Ounces) Can Black Olives
1 Small Yellow Onion, Chopped
1 Envelope Taco Seasoning Mccormick
8 Ounces Cream Cheese, Cubed

Directions

Add all ingredients to your crockpot except for the cream cheese. Cook on high for four-six hours or low for eight hours or until chicken is extremely tender. Remove the chicken and shred. Place the chicken back into the crockpot. Add cream cheese, cover and continue to cook on high for thirty minutes. Stir well and serve with tortillas or over rice

Source Gonna want seconds

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Frank’s Buffalo Chicken Dip

Instantly cure your Buffalo flavored cravings with this incredibly addicting and savory Buffalo Chicken Dip. This dip would make a perfect tidbit for your next party. 

Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Chicken Dip

Ingredients

2 cups shredded cooked chicken
1 (8 oz. pkg.) cream cheese, softened Philadelphia
1/2 C FRANK’S RedHot® Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce or FRANK’S RedHot® Buffalo Wings Sauce
1/2 C Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Dressing
1/2 cup crumbled bleu cheese or your favorite shredded cheese

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Line a 9×13 baking dish with foil or parchment paper and grease it with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and spoon into the previously prepared baking dish.

BAKE for twenty minutes or until mixture is cooked through; stir. Garnish with chopped green onions if desired. Serve with crackers or vegetables.

Source Frank’s Red Hot

Coming up this week on cooking with Court

Coca-Cola Pork Chops
Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Slow Cooker Parmesan crusted Chicken

Wasabi Salmon Cakes

Million Dollar Spaghetti

Do you ever want to become a tycoon? Not exactly the right one. But, at least you can feel like a millionaire. Well, this ”rich” pasta deserves to carry boastfully that title and will quickly assist you with that. I believe I should start each post about pasta with the same sentence: “I love to eat pasta”. A lot! When I was cooking, this pasta it felt like I was dressing it in an elegant suit as if I had MILLION DOLLARS in my pocket. No, I’m not saying this spaghetti costs a million dollars to make! It’s just so good that it tastes like a million bucks!

Million Dollar Spaghetti

Ingredients

1 Tbsp of salt
1 (16 oz) package spaghetti noodles Barilla
1 lb ground beef
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 (16 oz) jar spaghetti sauce Prego
1/2 C. butter, sliced – divided
1 C. cottage cheese
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened Philadelphia
1/4 C. sour cream Daisy
1 (8 oz) package shredded Cheddar cheese

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a 9×13-inch casserole dish with parchment paper or foil and set aside.

1. While the oven is preheating, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook the spaghetti in the boiling water, occasionally stirring until “al dente” (cooked through but firm to the bite), approximately twelve minutes. Drain.

2. Add a few drops of olive oil to your skillet then place ground beef into the pan. Next, turn on the stove to medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until brown and crumbly, five to seven minutes, drain and discard grease.

3. In a large bowl, combine spaghetti sauce, pasta, and ground beef and stir well. In another bowl combine the cream cheese, sour cream, and cottage cheese until well blended. Place half the slices of butter into the bottom of a 9×13-inch casserole dish. Spread half the spaghetti into the baking dish.

4. Top spaghetti with creamy mixture. Layer remaining spaghetti over smooth mixture. Top with remaining pats of butter. Pour ground beef mixture over spaghetti and spread to cover casserole. Bake in the preheated oven for thirty minutes. Spread Cheddar cheese over pasta and continue baking until cheese has melted and is lightly brown about for fifteen more minutes.

5. Enjoy! 🙂

Recipe adapted from Sugar Apron

Cooking tips: Before you pour the spaghetti noodles into the boiling water cut them into halves so that you don’t make a big mess.I sometimes will set two separate timers whenever I bake something. I especially do this when I’m not in the kitchen or near the oven.

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God laid it on my heart to share with you today being bold and courageous does not only apply to cooking, but it applies to our daily lives too. You might ask how do you know He wanted me to share that with you?

Since I’m a Christian, I can hear Him speak to me. Even though He’s invisible, I know he’s there. This is a great way to live! Sound interesting? I’d love to talk to you anytime.

I understand all of you either have had or are still currently experiencing nervous scary moments of doing something or opening up about a certain subject. I also know how frustrating it can get sometimes. I, myself, have had several experiences in my past when I would get so terrified of talking about certain things or being fearful of doing something! I admit I still get fearful and worry about numerous of things just like you do. However, whenever I do sense fearfulness or something bothers me, I always go to God for help and pray about it.

For example, one of the big concerns I’ve had for a long time is opening up about Cerebral Palsy to certain individuals because I worry about what they might think of me and how they will treat me. However, whenever I do start to worry about people’s opinions of me I often say one of my favorite verses inside my head ”Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. Psalm 139:14.” I love it because it always helps my worries go away, and gradually I have learned not to worry about what others think of me.

I do not know what you’re going through right now, but I need to let you know that God does care about you and your trials. I also wanted to let you know that I will be praying for you. 🙂 🙂 My prayers for this blog are not only to help you improve your confidence to cook, but I also hope and pray that my blog will make a difference in your life.

Thank you so very much for reading my extremely long post. Have a great night and I hope you have a great weekend!

  Coming up next week:

Lemon, chicken, and potatoes baked in foil

Crockpot Chicken Garlic Parmesan

Country Style Pork chops